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Spend 16 weeks at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. Practice conservation first-hand with experts from the Smithsonian Institution, George Mason University, and wildlife protection agencies around the world.


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Marina Fanelli, holding wood turtle

Every day you work with experts in the field. You are literally in the middle of the field that you’re studying, and you can’t get a more rich experience through any program other than Smithsonian.

Marina Finelli Wildlife Ecology and Conservation student
Arthi Chandrasekaran, reading notes by a stream

It’s a pretty neat feeling to know that right outside your bedroom there are so many endangered species that scientists are trying to save.

Arthi Chandrasekaran Conservation, Biodiversity and Society student